Brides with Curves
is the result of my own personal experience.
Hi. I am Kelly Purchase, owner of Brides with Curves. I was a size 24 when I got married in 2003.
I had been dreaming of my big day, as most women do, for most of my life – specifically, the perfect wedding dress, “the One”. I was so embarrassed, hurt and disheartened when I visited the bridal shops in my area. It was a terrible experience, especially when I eventually found a dress that would have catered to my shape; they didn’t stock it in my size and used industrial clips, fabric and a dress several sizes too small to try to show me what the end result might look like. Even so, I bought it because I felt I had exhausted all other options.
On my big day, amongst family and friends, the stunning surroundings of Highcliffe Castle and with my new husband by my side, I never once experienced that moment of feeling beautiful.
Fast forward 13 years and two children, and here I am, proudly opening the first plus-size bridal shop on the south coast, focusing exclusively on plus size wedding gowns that celebrate the fuller figure.
At Brides with Curves we stock a great range of dresses from size 18 – 32, with prices to suit all budgets. We fully understand and embrace our curvy clientèle and offer a highly personalised service, individually tailored to meet each bride’s needs, in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Come and visit us and enjoy the unique experience of discovering “the One” you have always dreamed of.
Because every bride should feel a million dollars on their wedding day, whatever her size.